CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Investors in a new hotel project in Dilworth are moving forward after winning rezoning approval from Charlotte City Council Monday night.
The hotel will be named “The Worthington”, sitting at the corner of Worthington & Cleveland Avenues.
“We're hoping to break ground late this year,” said Ben Cassarino, of The Cattelus Group.
Some neighbors and city council members fought construction of the hotel, saying it didn’t fit in the neighborhood.
H&F Upholstering is located directly across from the future construction site, and employs 13 workers. Shop manager Joe Comire expressed concern construction and traffic will have on his business.
“Hopefully, when they get going on the process, they'll respect the fact that we're a small business and we do need to get our customers in and out,” said Comire.
Cassarino said his group conducted traffic studies that showed minimal impact to traffic. He emphasized he plans to remain in contact with neighbors, as The Cattelus Group’s office is located around the corner from the hotel site.
“We'll continue to work with the neighbors to alleviate any of their concerns,” he said.
Cassarino estimates the project will cost $20 million.